AF Zoom-NIKKOR 24-85mm f/2.8-4D IF

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Multipurpose, high-performance standard zoom covers a wide range of subjects from landscapes to portraits.
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  • 5

    Exceptional Walkaround Lens

    Posted by Davidmichael on July 25, 2015

    I purchased the 24-85mm f/2.8-4D because I wanted a lens that provided the focal range of 24mm for landscape and 85mm for portraits. The macro feature interested me that I can photograph a subject up close for tabletop photography. I´ve been able to grow and improve my photography skills with this lens from photography classes to corporate events and doing product shots.

    When I first started using the 24-85mm f/2.8-4D, I noticed some vignetting going on at wider shots, but so long as i don´t use a filter, it is hardly noticeable. The autofocus isn´t as fast or quiet as my more expensive primes, but is still fast enough for me to use at events and the sound of it focusing is similar to ball bearings spinning unlike my other lenses.

    I originally purchased the 24-85mm f/2.8-4D for my F5 and had amazing results on film. I´m glad it works with my D7100, but on entry-level DSLR, the auto-focus can´t be used. Still, this lens offers a lot of value with its capabilities and versatility at a price the fraction of more expensive lenses making it a perfect walk-around lens for the park, street, or wherever your travels take you.

  • 5

    Luminosité excellente!

    Posted by Stradimarius on May 3, 2015

    Lentille extraordinaire lumineuse avec un très grand angle de prise de vue avec un option macro impressionnante! Bravo Nikon!

  • 4

    Great all around lens.

    Posted by NikonUser! on April 30, 2013

    Been using this lens for many years. All the way back to my N70 film camera. Fast lens with decent zoom. Wish it would zoom a bit more than the 85mm. I bought this over the 24-120mm since it was faster and back in the film days you needed the extra speed for lower light conditions. I wouldn´t say that this is an extremely sharp lens but it´s decent enough. If you´re doing portraits do you really need to see every single pore on someones face? When shooting at 24mm, I noticed that you have to be careful about vignetting especially if you shoot at a wider aperture. Don´t think about stacking filters at wider aperture. When moving to a D700, vignetting was even worse and I had to even get thinner filters to prevent vignetting. Macro capability is nice to have. For a screw type lens it focuses pretty fast.

  • 5

    Great all around lens.

    Posted by bdenize on April 19, 2013

    Great lens I have been using for 12 years. Sharp and fast.
    Can be challenging because of the lack of the VR. Beautiful lens overall.

  • 4

    Good travel lens, but vignetting can be an issue

    Posted by Slalom on February 10, 2013

    This was my go to lens for over 10 years. On my F100 it performed beautifully. I never considered leaving it behind, indeed sometime it was the only lens that I would bring on my frequent travels. It was fast enough, not too conspicuous and met my needs most of the time. Even when I switched to DX format, it was mounted on my camera 80% of the time.
    On my D700 I noticed vignetting, made worse when a filter was attached, thicker polarizers should be avoided or consider a newer thin polarizer.

  • 4

    Very nice... great value!

    Posted by skituner on December 7, 2012

    I take a lot of pictures of cars (exterior and interior), I commonly use the 24-50mm range. It focuses fast for interior shots in low light and and is very rugged, I use this lens now specifically for this pupose instead of my 24-120mm f4 on my D3 because it is a bit smaller and gets banged around quite a bit. The images are great, it takes a lickin´ and keeps on clickin´! I also use the fabulous 85mm f1.4G for portraits and the 24-120mm f4G for general purpose useage. Soon to be acquired will be the 16-35mm f4 and then after that a 70-200mm #not sure which one yet#.

  • 5

    Great Versatile Lens

    Posted by Ihatenicknames on March 31, 2012

    This lens does a little bit of almost everything and it´s super sharp. It is the go-to walking around lens on my D7000.

  • 5

    Great travel lens

    Posted by KrankyKraut on December 4, 2011

    Great travel lens. My sample is sharp at all focal lengths and apertures. Additionally, it has great bokeh and color rendition. Only downside is it´s a little big and heavy. It has exceeded my expectations for a zoom.

  • 5

    Glad I have it!

    Posted by ReganinDR on October 25, 2011

    This lens is outstanding for value and practicality. Like anything, at either extreme, (24 or 85mm), this lens isn´t as fantastic as it is in all the middle lengths. I use it constantly on my D300S and a D50. Along with my 70-200 f/2.8, I don´t need to pack my other lenses.